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The Glossary of the International Trade Centre (ITC) on the technical terms used in the packaging sector is a database designed to provide updated information on the specific terminology used in the packaging industry. This Glossary is a tool placed at the disposal of users for information only. It is not designed to replace the appropriate professional advice in any way. Users are invited to submit their comments and observations by email to Mr. Frederic Couty, Senior Adviser, Export Packaging at the following email address: fcouty[at]intracen.org
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1.The amount of finished product (output)
obtainable from a given quantity of raw material undergoing processing
(input). Also the actual production of packaged units expressed as a
percentage of the theoretical number obtainable from a given quantity of
2.The area per unit weight of material
expressed in m2/kg.
The point beyond
which the stress applied to a material will cause permanent deformation.